Want to have fun and at the same time sharpen your mind? Why not play computer word games? There are a surprising variety of word games you can play online or download to your PC. As opposed to action-oriented, fantasy or sports-related games, word games can improve your vocabulary and other language skills.
Word games have been popular since long before personal computers, of course. Scrabble remains a popular board game for word lovers everywhere. There are now computerized Scrabble games as well. There are also various Sudoko games, jumbles, crossword puzzles and countless other varieties of challenges to your verbal and language abilities.
Word games can be played solitaire or competitively against others, depending on the game. Either way, this can be a fun and educational way to pass the hours, and it will do more for your mind than TV or your typical computer game!